Group Therapy: How do I learn to love little dogs?
My boyfriend and I were talking last night, and I alluded to the fact that when we move in together (which isn't in the near future) I would like to get a kitten. He said great! he likes cats, and dogs too. And then we were like, let's get a golden retriever, and I said, well, we need to live somewhere he can run around, so he said lets get a "toy" dog. (I am not mentioning what kind so that no one knows who i am.)
I am sorry if this upsets anyone, but, i don't like little dogs...whether it is Pomeranian, shiatsu, Maltese, whatever, i think they have been bred stupid. Whenever i am around the one his family has now, it jumps on my legs and scratches me, and then when i sit it jumps in my lap and tries to lick my face. and for the most part, little dogs that i have house sat for etc, are dirty...the whole house smells like dog, etc, and they have this completely empty look in their eyes. like, they don't get it. and none of them are trained. I H-A-T-E dog kisses near my mouth. Whenever i see dogs kiss people on the mouth, it makes me nauseous and i get one of those disgusted shivers. other than that, i love dogs, esp golden retrievers and golden doodles. however, i want to learn to love his favorite kind of dog, so that our whole family will mesh. any suggestions?
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